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Apple Silicon (M1) Desktop Sync Compatibility

Apple Silicon (M1) Desktop Sync Compatibility

_robin_
Helpful | Level 6

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Please can you upgrade the Dropbox app so that it works natively on Apple Silicon Macs (M1) without Rosetta.

 

Rosetta is not an option as it annihilates the battery.

 

This may be a duplicate of the below idea however that started for ARM processors in general and you haven't looked at it in 6 years so starting an Apple specific idea in the hope you see it.

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-ideas/Desktop-app-with-syncing-for-devices-with-ARM-processo...

 

There are also lots of comments on this thread to help support the case for demand: 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-installs-integrations/Dropbox-Apple-Silicon-M1-install/td-p/... 

412 Comments
egmusic42
Explorer | Level 4

The fact this hasn’t happened yet, and ALL these Mac users are forced to come here and express their outrage says A LOT about this company and it’s priorities.  Been a Dropbox business/premium user for years and am seriously considering abandoning Dropbox for good because of this.  Fix this, please Dropbox!!!!!!

_robin_
Helpful | Level 6

@benjymessner  - Same here. My productivity today has taken a hit 🤣

jesusjimsa
New member | Level 2

How many more votes does this need

_robin_
Helpful | Level 6

Pretty sure it has enough votes now. Just need to wait for San Francisco to wake up. Still early there

 
AxelVNL2021
New member | Level 2

Your attitude towards this is absolutely wild, Dropbox!

humzarshad
New member | Level 2

ARM is happening with or without you. Don't ask users. Ask yourselves, Kodak.

Fabio L.
Collaborator | Level 10

Seems that now the idea is "In Review" 😐

Not applicable

My M1Pro MacBook Pro arrives in a few days. Thanks for the info that Dropbox saps M1 battery life and that Dropbox (bizarrely) has no plans to support native M1 - I'll uninstall and get rid of Dropbox at this point as I'm also using other services which will support Mac silicon.

wfmark
New member | Level 2

Wow. This is seriously worrying - are you guys out of money or something? Should we be worried about the viability of Dropbox here? This isn’t a strategic decision guys, this is a BAU change. You’re really betting on gasoline for your future success when the whole world is going electric…? Sorry, but this is nuts. Hello Box!

Blackpixels
Explorer | Level 4

Well i think it's clear now with the highest upvotes and reactions that Dropbox needs to fix this.

 

- Rosetta is not the solution.

- Dropbox uses to much cpu and ram now which affects the battery life

- Many people will move if they don't fix it even paying business users like me.

- It's nonses that we have to ask for it.

- Dropbox had almost a year to work on this.

- Much more to find about this problem in the comments

 

I see it's in review now god thanks. Still weird that we have to beg for it.

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